Botswana investigating mystery deaths of 275 elephants
Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, more
The dead elephants were first spotted months ago in the Okavango Panhandle region, and the authorities say themore
In a report prepared for the government and seen by Reuters, Elephants Without Borders (EWB), a conservation omore
"Several live elephants that we observed appeared to be weak, lethargic and emaciated. Some elephants appearedmore
"One elephant was observed walking in circles, unable to change direction although being encouraged by other hmore
Africa's overall elephant population is declining due to poaching, but Botswana, home to almost a third of themore
However, they are seen as a nuisance by some farmers, whose crops have been destroyed. REUTERS/Handout
President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a five-year ban on big game hunting in May last year but the hunting seasonmore
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